Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapists amongst Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,020
25th Percentile Wage
$48,520
50th Percentile Wage
$56,520
75th Percentile Wage
$64,130
90th Percentile Wage
$75,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,520
3.08% 5.41%
2016
$54,780
1.06% -
2015
$54,200
-1.44% -
2014
$54,980
-0.40% -
2013
$55,200
3.15% -
2012
$53,460
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Illinois ranges from $47,090 to $58,810. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $58,810. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $58,380). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$58,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$58,380
Rockford
$56,680
Springfield
$55,650
Bloomington-Normal
$55,310
Kankakee-Bradley
$52,740
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$50,370
Peoria
$49,840
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$49,760
Champaign-Urbana
$48,300
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$48,230
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$47,090




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